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Michael's Porthole

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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92 New St, Oceanside, NY 11572-2717
+1 516-608-1380
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went with a group yesterday, we all enjoyed our food. The portions were yummy and great at their prices and I enjoyed my adult beverages. The hostess was sweet when we walked in, which is inviting. I already told my friends we're going back to Michael's Porthole because it was a lot of fun on a winter night! The... More 

Thank asinel2016
Long Island, New York
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have eaten here several times and the food is really good. We came for dinner after 830pm and they had a live band playing which made our dinner more pleasurable. Parking is alittle tight but they have valet parking if you need it. Try this restaurant, you will come back again.

West Hempstead, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was great sat outside by the water. It was wonderful. Service was excellent. Food was delish.. Will be going back soon.

Thank diane w
Long Island, New York
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

If you come right before sunset in the summer you get some great sunsets. It's quiet cause it's all the way in the back. The restaurant is interesting with two different sections to sit in as seen on Food Network. The food is pretty good but not great. I got the mussels and pasta with marinara and it tasted like... More 

Thank Mariel D
Long Beach, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lobster bisque with no lobster, mushy shrimp in a shrimp cocktail, wings loaded with parmigiana cheese, and the wrong order came out. Bar not completely stocked, it took our waiter 3 tries to get a drink right, and even then it was watered down. Seriously disappointing because this place is beautiful (on the water), and I had been here years... More 

Thank ginacapp
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ok...let's start with the positive: The parking valet was courteous, professional, and efficient. That's it for the positive. We were a party of 9 with a 6:30pm reservation. When I arrived, I knew the rest of my party was already there, so I waited patiently at the front of the house while the harried hostess was running around. When she... More 

1 Thank pmllny
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have fond memories of the Porthole from my lifeguard days, but the place is a disaster now. Just had one of the worst dining experiences in recent memory. We had to wait 1 hour and 45 minutes for our food, and, when it finally arrived, it was barely mediocre. They also got my wife's order wrong and forgot the... More 

2 Thank William M
North Babylon, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This venue is ideal for a small private party. There is an outside deck right on a canal. indoor outdoor bar. Its great if the weather co-operates. otherwise there's a tented room with heat/air conditioning. The food is ok. They could update the menu. The service is good.

Thank Theresa R
Lido Beach, New York
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331 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I almost NEVER say something negative in a review, so, with guilt, I used the title above for this restaurant. Maybe it was the chilly, damp evening air and grey skies, maybe it was the person sitting near us whose cigarette smoke REALLY invaded our taste buds (he smoked 3 cigarettes, all through his/our meal), but maybe it was more... More 

1 Thank Clubess1
Nassau County
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I went to this place many years ago, even liked it so much that we had a 50th anniversary celebration there. A lot has since changed...We went last night for a romantic sunset dinner, even overlooking the trashy neighborhood rife with junkyards and shipyards and old cars. Our table was on a steep angle due to how the deck was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 New St, Oceanside, NY 11572-2717
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 516-608-1380

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?